Hermès Cape Cod collection: 4 new masculine variations join the TGM timepieces
Hermès may be known for its historical link to the equestrian world thanks to its origins as a leather goods maker but the brand is now a leading fashion house. Far from stopping at clothes and accessories, the French fashion house has also ventured into the world of watchmaking. Some of its memorable creations include the Slim d’Hermès and the Cape Cod timepieces, both of which boast timeless designs suitable for all.
Before Baselworld 2017 begins in March, the brand released a few teasers that will se the Cape Cod family expand with a few new masculine models. First created by Henri d’Origny in 1991, the new timepieces feature the Cape Cod dial in new shades such as black, anthracite and black as well as lacquered versions in red and brown. True to its heritage, Hermès offers traditional leather straps in variations that showcase its craftsmanship. We take a closer look at the four new 33mm variations that are powered by the Hermès Manufacture H1912 movement and boast a water resistant of up to 30 metres.
Cape Cod TGM Manufacture
Suitable for those who love something understated but with just a hint of uniqueness, the TGM Manufacture comes in several colours. The middle of the dial, features a stamped central décor that sets this apart from the usual Cape Cod creations. Available in blue, black, anthracite or opaline, the timepiece comes with raid Arabic numerals that are seen in coated in rhodium. Sitting at the six o’clock position, is a date display. The steel case is completed by an anti-glare treated sapphire crystal and is accompanied by leather straps that come in matt graphite alligator leather for the anthracite dial, matt black alligator leather for the black dial, matt indigo alligator leather for the blue dial and natural Barenia calf leather for the silvered dial.
Cape Cod TGM Bicolore
This variation sees a dial that is similar to the Hermès Cape Cod GM that displays the date at the three o’clock position on the opaline-silvered dial. Much like the TGM Manufacture, the raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals that sit around a square minute track. The crystal glare proof sapphire glass protects the dial. The TGM Bicolore stands out from the new additions thanks to its two-tone calfskin leather strap. While both variations feature Malta blue, the colour can be paired with either etoupe or Hermès red.
Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque
There is only one difference between the dials of the TGM Bicolore and the TGM Cadran Laque. While the former features a light silvered dial, the Cadran Laque boasts a darker lacquered dial in shades of brown or red. Unlike the others, this model comes with interchangeable calfskin leather straps in either Ebony Barenia or Hermès red.
Cape Cod TGM Bracelet de force
This variation is perfect for those who prefer a wider yet less bulky arm candy. The dial on the Bracelet de force is that of the Bicolore, complete with an opaline silver dial and square minute track. However, the bracelet strap comes in Veronese green alligator leather, black alligator leather, Natural Barenia calfskin leather and Black Barenia calfskin leather.